A loan of $575 helped to buy clothing to start her business, so that she can offer her customers a wide variety of goods.


Maricela Maria's story

Maricela is a person that, in spite of the great difficulties life has thrown at her, has had the strength to overcome and get on with her life. She is a single mother of three minor children; the father abandoned them after a time without contributing economically for their support. That's why Maricela has had to put forth great effort in order to handle the expenses of her household.

With the intention of improving her economic status, Maricela will open a clothing business, which will generate income for her household. In this way she'll be able to offer her children a better quality of life. She expects the loan will give her the opportunity to buy clothing to start her business, so that she can offer her customers a wide variety of products.

Maricela hopes that in this way her business will be able to move forward and that her children will be able to enjoy a better quality of life and better economic opportunities. Her dream is to have a large business where she can offer a wide variety of goods to her customers, and that she'll be able to offer jobs to people she meets in situations similar to hers, thereby improving the quality of life for other people.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sophie VH



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